San Pedro Red Cross

Posted By: Marty

San Pedro Red Cross - 03/02/12 01:49 PM

The Belize Red Cross is pleased to announce the reactivation of a vibrant and well functioning San Pedro Branch.

The first community information session and volunteer registration will be held this Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the upper floor of El Divino Restaurant, Banana Beach Resort, San Pedro Town.

Members of the Belize Red Cross cordially invite all Ambergris Caye residents to attend, meet the Red Cross team and learn how Ambergris Caye can benefit from and assist the most vulnerable people of the community and the rest of Belize by having an active Red Cross office in San Pedro.

If you cannot make it out in person, please join the Belize Red Cross face book page to keep informed and to register your interest in becoming a Volunteer or a Contributing Member of the National Society.

Red Cross Belize Director General, Lily Bowman and at team or Staff and Volunteers will be visiting the island from Belize City and will provide pertinent details about the Belize Red Cross’ Constitution, Code of Conduct, and Confidentiality Agreement, programs, strategies, plans and other related subjects to those interested in becoming a part of the Belize Red Cross family.

Those interested persons who would like to register there is an annual membership fee of BZ$25.00 per year for Volunteers and BZ$100.00 for Contributing Members. The difference will be explained at the meeting. This annual fee is used by the Branch for development and execution of community activities.

The Belize Red Cross has a Headquarters (HQ) in Belize City and 7 Branches throughout the 6 administrative Districts of the country. San Pedro will make the 8th and the newest reactivated Branch.
Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/03/12 04:44 AM

Since when do you have to pay to be a member of Red Cross. We are members in Wisconsin and it is truely volunteer. Am I missing something? Dawg
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/03/12 01:57 PM

Belize Red Cross has a minimal financial base and the membership plan here is designed to give us all a way to help sustain this fine organization.
I'll be proud to step up and pledge my support.

Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/03/12 03:16 PM

It's a great organization and I am equally proud to be a part of it. I am glad San Pedro has this available. I am wondering why there is no funding from the organization. Dawg
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/03/12 04:17 PM

"The organization" is funded by people. Like us. Donations.
That is how it works. The countries are more or less meant to raise their own funds.
Posted By: pamkillen

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/04/12 02:35 AM

I think you will find is that there is a cost share between communities and Red Cross International. The Belize Red Cross does a very important service through many types of groups throughout the country. Multiple funding sources are accessed just like your local Red Cross in the states. They rely on all of us for local support. Ms. Bowman in totally inspiring. I was not able to make it today but will be definitely be joining and volunteering time and financial resources.
Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/04/12 04:21 AM

Thanks to all the San Pedro Red Cross Volunteers. Dawg
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/07/12 03:44 AM

Hi all it is now official we have a San Pedro Branch of the Red Cross. Thanks to the many people who helped in this effort and those interested in volunteering or becoming members.

We are working on setting office hours asap.

Christina Espejo was nice enough to loan us a computer deck and computer with the donation of 6 months Office Space. If anyone has any of the following items they are not using we could use some help sprucing up the office: chairs and a table, book shelf, small fridge

Save the Date - First San Pedro Branch fundraiser with live music at Legends Burger House is Sunday March 25th - more details coming on that.

Details about Saturdays meeting upstairs at El Divino at Banana Beach Resort.

Dawg any interest in brainstorming funding?
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/07/12 03:34 PM

New addition - I have added a charity page to my site which is in process of a facelift.
Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/07/12 07:46 PM

Taco girl, I have sent an email to our red cross leader for ideas. I'll let you know what she says. Dawg
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/07/12 08:19 PM

Thanks Dawg smile Maybe your Red Cross can plan a field trip and visit ours wink

Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/08/12 04:37 PM

Hey Taco girl, I talked with our director. You may be doing the following things already but I'll tell you what she said anyway. 1) Go to the business community first and tell them what your plans are. 2) Most of our fund raising deals with a tie in with food. An example might be that the Red Cross might advertise a certain restauarant and have a day that the restauarant will then donate 10% of their earnings for that day. 3) Look for grants - When doing so, be specific for what you want the grant for. Will it go for equipment for fire calls, office equipment, cots for a shelter, etc.? I am not an expert. I'm just a volunteer for Red Cross but my wife and I wouldn't mind stopping and chatting when we get to San Pedro. Let me know how to reach you. Thanks, Dawg P.S. 15 sleeps and we're there.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/08/12 11:45 PM

Thanks for asking your Director Dawg great information.

We will be doing our first Red Cross Fundraiser Sunday March 25th at Legends Burger House with Live Music.

Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/14/12 01:07 AM

It just sunk in that we will be in San Pedro for the first fund raiser for Red Cross. We hope to meet the volunteers of San Pedro. See you then. Dawg (Dan and Deb Swanson)
Posted By: dawg

Re: San Pedro Red Cross - 03/20/12 02:26 PM

Are there any updates on the fundraiser and Legends this coming Sunday? Time? Who is playing music? Raffles? Dawg
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